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Alberto Barrera Tyszka



Alberto Barrera Tyszka, poet and novelist, is well known in Venezuela for his Sunday column in the newspaper El Nacional. He co-wrote the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Hugo Chávez (2007), the first biography of the Venezuelan president. The Sickness won the prestigious Premio Herralde.
Margaret Jull Costa has translated many Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, amongst them José Saramago, Mário de Sá-Carneiro and José Régio. She was joint-winner of the Portuguese Translation Prize in 1992, and won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1997.

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MacLehose Press

Homeland or Death

Alberto Barrera Tyszka
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Alberto Barrera Tyszka

MacLehose Press

Crimes

Alberto Barrera Tyszka
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Alberto Barrera Tyszka
MacLehose Press

The Sickness

Alberto Barrera Tyszka
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Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Ernesto Durán is convinced he is sick. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andrés Miranda gives up responding to his letters and e-mails, Durán resolves to stalk him. The fixation has its own creeping effect on Karina, Miranda's lonely secretary, who cannot resist becoming involved. Meanwhile, Dr Miranda has troubles of his own: he has diagnosed his father's illness, but cannot summon the courage to tell him. In trying to find the perfect opportunity to break the news gently, Miranda ensures only that their relationship descends into farce.Profound and philosophical, The Sickness is a tender and intimate celebration of life's little absurdities and unlikely alliances.